Pilot study of an education and skills training program for caregivers post-stroke

The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility and preliminary outcomes of an education and skills training program for caregivers post-stroke. The intention is to provide an additional resource for caregivers after their loved one is discharged from the hospital, since resources are often lacking post-discharge. The goal is to increase knowledge about stroke, encourage self-care and healthy habits, and promote self-efficacy through basic education, skills training, and goal setting. The program is 5 weeks, approximately 1-2 hours per week (dependent on caregiver needs) and is completely remote. Caregivers will receive a program booklet in the mail, in addition to having access to online resources via a secure platform through the University of Utah. The study team will check in with the caregivers once per week to answer questions and monitor goal progress.

Eligibility:

  • ≥ 18 years old
  • Speak/read English
  • Caregiver of someone who had a stroke (person with stroke living at home OR returning home within 1 month)
  • Access to a telephone OR internet/mobile device

If you are interested in participating in our study or learning more, please click on this screening link, https://redcap.link/caregiversupport, or contact us directly at jackie.einerson@hsc.utah.edu, 801.585.1462. Thank you!